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A First Course in Wine: From Grape to Glass. Copyright 2013; Race Point Publishers, NY. 224 pages. Forward by Mario Batali.

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Wines of Brazil with Evan Goldstein, MS

Wine may not be the first thing that jumps to mind when discussing Brazilian agriculture, but the coveted drink has been making some serious headway in the international wine market. At a recent trade tasting in New York featuring the latest and the greatest from the emerging powerhouse, I had a chance to chat with […]

Wines of the EquinoX – Sept. 21, 2011

The equinox is always a tricky time of year. On this day (and one other day in the spring) the equator is even-keeled, and if

Marilisa Allegrini dishin' on the Veneto at Eataly's La Scuola.

you’re in the northern hemisphere, it means that winter is on the way and the warm days of autumn […]

Wines for a Jack$on (Under $20) – Zolo Torrontes 2010; Mendoza, Argentina

One of my favorite white varietals is Malvasia. Clean, crisp, refreshingly full, served chilled it is the perfect accompaniment to a picnic plate of charcuterie or grilled seafood. In the fall it is a perfect sipper, and going into the winter I enjoy a glass(read “bottle”) while cooking risotto or more gamy roasts – before […]

Wines for a Jack$on (Under $20) – Gulfi Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2009, Sicily

Sicily is Italy’s largest region and has approximately three hundred fifty thousand acres of land under vine, more than any other region in Italy. Following the unification of Italy in the 1946, co-ops and large scale industrial factories dominated

Gulfi's 2009 Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG; a blend of Nero d'Avola and Frappato

the wine-making […]